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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How to book an appointment?

Simply call or message Dr Ram on WhatsApp: 082 852 8084.

What does an Ayurvedic Consultation entail?

During the consultation an Ayurvedic pulse assessment is done, and if need be, a physical examination is undertaken. Thereafter a treatment plan is advised. This may include some changes to your diet, suggestions regarding life style, personalised breathing exercises, Ayurvedic therapies & medication.

How does an Ayurvedic doctor arrive at a diagnosis?

Amongst other elements, an Ayurvedic doctor concentrates on characteristics, symptoms, habits such as appetite, diet, digestion, climate preference, voice, physical strength, endurance, the nature of sleep, dreams, sexual drive, the nature of emotions, personality traits, mode of expression, memory and lifestyle. This helps the Ayurvedic doctor understand a person as a whole. During this process Dr Ram discovers the root causes of the patient’s problems and other associated symptoms.

How does Ayurveda explain the relationship between body, soul and mind?

Nobody teaches sugar to rise, weight to increase, coronary to block, hemiplegic to happen, skin diseases to erupt, thoughts to devastate, mind to sway around; no disease happens by itself. We create them and Ayurveda teaches us how to be healthy…

Basically, Ayurvedic treatments are a journey into the inner-self that enable one to discover one’s own healing forces and realize the joyous nature of the inner-mind: the soul and the complete inner-self. It is very individual-specific and is a self-promoted and a self-committed type of treatment.

What is the aim of the Ayurvedic doctor?

It is the aim of the Ayurvedic doctor to guide each patient on his or her personal spiritual and philosophical path. This means that an Ayurvedic treatment is by definition intensely personal, and consequently, the strictest confidence is a feature of the doctor-patient relationship.

How does Ayurveda differ from western (allopathic) medicine?

Ayurvedic treatments are based on the principle of treating the root cause. It is a time-tested fact that the process of disease starts in the aura of a human being. This process is aggravated by not following healthy lifestyle patterns. As a result, toxins are produced in the body. Our body, by nature, tries to get rid of these toxins. This defensive act of the body is considered to be disease. Modern science tries to suppress the symptoms rather than to attend to the root cause.

Should I continue with other medicines when undergoing Ayurvedic treatments?

All medicines and treatment advised by your medical doctor may be continued. Ayurvedic medicines are pure, natural and herbal and produced from ordinary plant sources. They do not have side effects and can be taken in conjunction with other medication without ill-effect. In some cases, some medicines may be reduced under your doctor’s guidance.

Can I book a massage directly?

Yes, you can. However, we are a therapeutic health centre. The first treatment lasts between 2-to 2 ½ hours. This includes a consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor. He will decide which herbs or specific oils are needed in your personal treatment. Cost: R1500 all inclusive.

How is the center different from a health spa?

Our center is a therapeutic health centre. It employs fully qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists to administer treatments ranging from therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination. While keeping in mind contemporary preferences and comfort, our team is strongly rooted in ancient traditions. What we offer impacts and transforms the entire being. It is a complete education into a new way of life and definitely relieves one from deep-rooted toxins.

Can I buy Ayurveda herbal products?

As per our values we source only genuine products from authentic pharmaceuticals. First check availability and cost by sending a WhatsApp message to 082 852 8084.

Is Ayurveda religious?

Ayurveda respects all religions and philosophies. An Ayurvedic doctor is taught to honor and accept the individual, regardless of religion. It is the aim of the Ayurvedic doctor to guide each patient on his or her personal spiritual and philosophical path. This means that an Ayurvedic treatment is by definition intensely personal, and consequently is a feature of the doctor-patient relationship.

Are Ayurvedic medicines halaal?

Ayurvedic medicines are pure, natural and herbal and from ordinary plant sources. By law we don’t use any animal products in our medicines.

Are Ayurvedic medicines kosher?

Ayurvedic medicines are pure, natural and herbal and from ordinary plant sources. By law we don’t use any animal products in our medicines. If in doubt, please consult your rabbi.

Are Ayurvedic medicines vegan?

Yes. Ayurvedic medicines are pure, natural and herbal and from ordinary plant sources. By law we don’t use any animal products in our medicines.

Are Ayurvedic medicines only available on prescription?

Ayurvedic medicines are available on prescription to our own patients. They are available, without prescription, as a form of health supplements to those who are interested in incorporating Ayurveda into their health regimen.

Does medical insurance pay for Ayurvedic treatments?

Ayurveda is a new modality in this country. Dr Ram has been allocated Practice No (0218804) by BHF (Health Funder’s Board) which is currently working on our treatment codes. Please check with your medical insurer if they will cover your costs, which you have to claim from them.

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